Valdosta, Georgia (GA) Colleges and Universities

While there are only two schools in Valdosta, there are three more located within a 50-mile radius. Read about the traditional schools in several categories, including lowest cost, to find the school for you.

Prospective students looking in and around Valdosta for schools will find themselves with a small variety of options to choose from. We examine the traditional schools in the area with information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to help students determine what school would be the best fit for them.

Closest Schools to Valdosta, Georgia

The five schools closest to Valdosta are almost an even mix of 2-year and 4-year institutions. Two of the three 4-year schools offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

  • Valdosta State University (2.6 miles from downtown)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (3 miles from downtown)
  • Southern Regional Technical College (41 miles from downtown)
  • Thomas University (41 miles from downtown)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (46.1 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Valdosta, Georgia

All the schools near Valdosta are on the larger side with more than 1,000 students. All but the smallest school are public institutions.

  • Valdosta State University (11,302 students)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (3,708 students)
  • Southern Regional Technical College (3,490 students)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (3,393 students)
  • Thomas University (1,182 students)

Lowest Net Price

A school's net price is calculated by the NCES by subtracting the average amount of financial aid undergraduate, full-time students receive from the total cost to attend the school. All of the schools in the area had net prices below $17,000 per year, according to 2014-15 NCES data.

  • Southern Regional Technical College ($2,323)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College ($2,353)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College ($8,069)
  • Valdosta State University ($13,148)
  • Thomas University ($16,521)

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES reports graduation rates based on the percentage of full-time, beginning undergraduate students who complete their chosen program within 150% of the normal amount of time it should take to earn that degree, i.e. six years for a bachelor's degree or three years for an associate's degree. The schools around Valdosta have rates less than 40% for 2015.

  • Southern Regional Technical College (36% graduation rate)
  • Valdosta State University (36% graduation rate)
  • Thomas University (34% graduation rate)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (24% graduation rate)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (18% graduation rate)

The handful of traditional 2-year and 4-year schools near Valdosta, GA, offer some variation in graduation rates, price, size, and location for future students.


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